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      03-29-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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"It's a Keeper" ...

Until I get tempted

Seen a lovely MGB GT and am rather tempted! Yet again ...

Pros for the MG are -
Cheap to insure, I mean really cheap!
No tax
Very easy to service / maintain and repair.
Not going to depreciate.
Cons -
Slow!
Not a great car on the motorway.

Pros for the MR2 T are -
Faster, a LOT faster
Not going to depreciate (can't get any cheaper for an excellent car!)
Lots and lots of endless fun
Fantastic engine with plenty more to give if I would like
Cons -
Insurance (circa 1000 p/a)
Tax
16 MPG (not sure whether to put this in pros or cons ... got great from the money side of things absolutely fantastic for annoying the greenies though)
Expensive to service / maintain and repair

Really don't know what to do I want them both, I love the classic car fold but if I want to drive a classic I can borrow one of my mums cars but I love the performance of my MR2T as well, will have to have a think about it I suppose!

On a different note - CHECK THIS OUT, if only I had the cash - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...%3DI%26otn%3D2

Essentially a 330bhp Ford Cosworth in a much much prettier body
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Until I get tempted

Seen a lovely MGB GT and am rather tempted! Yet again ...

Pros for the MG are -
Cheap to insure, I mean really cheap!
No tax
Very easy to service / maintain and repair.
Not going to depreciate.
Cons -
Slow!
Not a great car on the motorway.

Pros for the MR2 T are -
Faster, a LOT faster
Not going to depreciate (can't get any cheaper for an excellent car!)
Lots and lots of endless fun
Fantastic engine with plenty more to give if I would like
Cons -
Insurance (circa 1000 p/a)
Tax
16 MPG (not sure whether to put this in pros or cons ... got great from the money side of things absolutely fantastic for annoying the greenies though)
Expensive to service / maintain and repair

Really don't know what to do I want them both, I love the classic car fold but if I want to drive a classic I can borrow one of my mums cars but I love the performance of my MR2T as well, will have to have a think about it I suppose!

On a different note - CHECK THIS OUT, if only I had the cash - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...%3DI%26otn%3D2

Essentially a 330bhp Ford Cosworth in a much much prettier body
Not quite sure why you would want to swap a half decent car for a completely rubbish one.

Get a VX220
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May as well be "rubbish" than only "half" decent

No really I like classics

VX220 (T) I would absolutely love pity I can't afford one though!
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May as well be "rubbish" than only "half" decent

No really I like classics

VX220 (T) I would absolutely love pity I can't afford one though!
Maybe not a turbo, but if you pushed the boat out for standard VX maybe it really would be a keeper.
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I love the MGB GT..Considering one myself,but only as a Sunday runabout.
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I love the MGB GT..Considering one myself,but only as a Sunday runabout.
You'll need to buy a hat then and a load of spanners for when it breaks.

If you can develop a large bushy beard and an overpowering smell of swarfega and motor oil then you'll be set.
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You'll need to buy a hat then and a load of spanners for when it breaks.

If you can develop a large bushy beard and an overpowering smell of swarfega and motor oil then you'll be set.
Don't think a beard would suit me..

Have you had an MG before ??I know of a couple a people that have owned MGB's & they've had no major prob's with them,or maybe they were just lucky .
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I definitely would NOT...but then again I'm not a classic car guy
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Don't think a beard would suit me..

Have you had an MG before ??I know of a couple a people that have owned MGB's & they've had no major prob's with them,or maybe they were just lucky .
Porscha's old MG was awesome round Snetterton

Seriously, I understand the love some people have for classics, but I just don't get MG's. They were not even that good when they were new.
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If you can develop a large bushy beard and an overpowering smell of swarfega and motor oil then you'll be set.
classic - really made me laugh that conjures up images of Brian Blessed in oily blue overalls and a flat cap LOL

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